Sometimes brake pills-shims may be needed at the front lower brake wedges to obtain the foward lean on the front brake levers. The thing I found most curious was that it had an original fabric wire hooked to the switch and a different wire to the tail light that operates with the headlight switch but no wire in the harness hooked to the switch, going out to the back for the brake light? Even though our old single contact rear light was functional, I didn't want to destroy it changing a pigtail socket out. The brake light switch has two wire terminals on it. By on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 04:21 am: Check out Fun Projects brake light switch. On several occasions, I've had modern traffic pass me on the left while I was using hand signals for a left hand turn. Materials chosen for long rust free life.
A practical tip is to remove the wire on the switch from the bail and tape it off. The two tires are my foam filed for the idler axle. What do Model T owners do to add brake lights? Gary By on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:26 pm: Come on, this can't be a real Model T. The brake light switch could easily pick up its battery power from a number of places rather than enter the rats nest of wiring inside the bail. And, of course, it doesn't hurt to get a magnetic slow-moving-vehicle sign of some kind. Because of the design of the rear wheel bearings and bearing races, wear will effect rear brake adjustment. If you have an enclosed car, it's going to be difficult for drivers on your right side to see your hand signals.
Early examples were made in China, and to make it work you had to take the thing apart and reassemble it correctly. There's no way this car has ever been on the road or even had oil in it!! My car is a 'survivor', it's never had a body-off restoration that I can determine, and of course this could have been added later but the fact that it has a wire coming out of the original harness, has me a little stumped? Model A Ford Headlight Switch Headlight Switch 1928-31 Light Rod Bush A-3529 Light rod bushing for the 1928-31 Model A ford. When the brake rods , brake pedal and service brake cross shaft is set up in this manner with all slack adjusted out , the brake lining will be ready to meet the drum with the slightest depression of the brake pedal for best brakes. Quality parts, easy to fit and does not need to be adjusted to fit the car. By Jim Mason: Good article in tech section.
To obtain the length, measure from the point where the rod meets the underside of the switch plate to the center of the keeper groove just before the bottom end. By on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 09:32 am: Dennis The Parts books don't list any parts for a T brake lamp. I have a drawing made up that shows where to drill one small hole in the bracket before installation and can send the drawing via email to anyone wanting to install this thing on a right hand drive car. Also, verify that the rotor gap to the distributor body contact points is between. Tickin' Through Time also makes an add-on 4-way flasher circuit, which makes things that much safer when you're crawling up a steep hill. There's nobody in either one of these places that has a clue what a turn signal or a brake light is. If your original light rod is missing, measure the steering shaft with a piece of string or wire.
Put your stop lights where people expect to see them or their not worth the effort. By on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 04:47 pm: Wrong photo for Snyders turn signal kit. Soon to be powered by a small sealed cell battery charged by a fun projects hot shot batter charger. I then took that free end of the second wire, added an open slide-on screw connector, and affixed that to the number 3 3 position on the firewall wiring block. By on Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 01:51 am: Can you take a real picture of the top view looking down right at the end of the hogshead.
On my '25 rdstr pu I mounted extra lights under the pu box on both sides at the back. . An on-coming car making a left hand turn. This sets in the tube that the light switch rod goes into and acts as a bushing, and spaces the rod away from the steering wheel. Could the shifter arm be extended slightly to give you a crossover below the driveshaft? Could you please post a picture? You wont have any headlights, tail lights, or cowl lights, but you can continue on during day light hours and the brake lights will be operational.
For the front I mounted the turn signals under the head lights. Jim By on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 02:55 pm: Dan,like I said this ol car is a 'survivor', there's no telling what has been done to it over the years. Langs Antique Auto Parts By on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:30 pm: Duh! I then ran another wire after adding male and female connectors from the second wire of the double contact taillight to one side of the switch. The car came with new head light switch and wiring but the problem I have is How to hook up the brake light switch, looks like its mechanical but I cant see how it is hooked up to activate it. Peter By on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 10:42 am: Their not stock but their at least period. It has often been said that the levers on the cross shaft should point straight up and down.
This may also reduce the throw of the Ruckstell shifter, I sometimes find it to be too long a throw, I have toyed with the idea of seeing if this makes shifting a little easier. I have a 1927 touring with wire wheels and a 1927 Fordor with wooden wheels. My thanks to a clever fellow in Australia for the heads up on this. I now proceed to adjust the clevis on the pedal rod so that the pedal will be at the top of its travel , now prop the pedal up in place. Be sure the switch rod doesn't rub on the edge of the crossmember hole, or it may bind. The engine should accelerate to maximum speed within about two seconds if the engine timing is correct. Because of the low amperage draw, the generator or alternator hardly knows they are in operation.